Colonel Edmund P. Barker and Catherine G.
This hand-colored fourth-plate ambrotype of Colonel Edmund P. Barker (b. 1824) and Catherine G. Barker (b. 1827) was taken by an unidentified photographer circa 1854-1860. This ambrotype is housed in a brass mat and preserver without a case. Edmund and Catherine were the parents of Emma Barker Waterman, who donated this ambrotype to History Colorado in 1941. Part of the Barker Family Collection.
Gift of Mrs. E.B. (Emma Barker) Waterman, April 5, 1941
Hand-written note enclosed reads "Colonel Edmund W. Barker and Catherine G. Barker. Presented April 5, 1941 by their daughter Mrs. E. B. Waterman. 644 Larkin St. San Francisco, California." A second hand-written note is enclosed, written by Emma Barker Waterman in April 1941. This note is mostly illegible.